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Terrapin Boom Shakalager - Terrapin Beer Company

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 17.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Side Project #11

(Beer added by: glid02 on 05-28-2010)
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breweryaprntc13

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark amber/ passion fruit with a thick two finger dirty white, fizzy head which quickly recedes leaving thin to no lacing.

Caramel and base malts are heavy, ester and alcohol notes as well, slight citrus aroma detectable.

As the smell suggested, caramel/ base malt flavors leads, slight bitterness picked up, some earth and citrus hops noticeable, estery flavor in the finish.

Smooth but highly carbonated.

Very drinkable but not very impressive, does not offer much.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 07:59:23 | More by breweryaprntc13
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look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Boom Shaka-Lager is the next installment in Terrapin's "Side Project" series if beers. This Imperial Lager is made exclusively with German malts, German Hops and a true Bavarian lager yeast strain. While 99% of the beers brewed with Terrapin are ales, we figured we should show some love to the lager style as well. Not that this one-beat, big beer is going to be brewed to a traditional style or anything. Spike's Brewing Words of Wisdom: Guaranteed to turn any Fest Hall Fraulein's head." Brewed in the style of an Oktoberfest/Märzen. Side Project #11 released in May 2010, some bottles are still floating around in the Athens, Georgia area.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to an imperial pint glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Head pours a cream white foam over a deep amber body with a deep haze and ample carbonation. Head retention is quite good, lacing is medium thick and consistent. A nice appearance. 4.25

(Smell) Aroma is largely muddied with time but there is a notable bready sweet malt, a touch of caramel, and a murky grass hop note. Very heavy yeast presence, slightly phenolic and even a touch oxidized. Aroma hasn't maintained well. 2.75

(Taste) Up front caramel and rye bread with a syrupy sweet presence. Sharp alcohol on the finish exposed through a faded body but a residual caramel sweetness still remains for a mildly dry finish. Hop presence is pretty much gone. 2.5

(Mouthfeel) Creamy and smooth with a syrupy sweet finish and booze. Body is heavy for the style, medium/heavy overall. 3.5

(Overall) It's past it's prime, I'm afraid, but still manages to be really sweet and heavily-bodied nonetheless, which isn't all that impressive by German Lager standards. 3

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Side Project Volume 11: Boom Shakalager Bavarian Style Imperial Lager
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a: deep copper in color with a half inch of sand colored head that settled to a thin ring with moderate lacing.

s: very sweet, malts, hops and sugar.

t: sweet bready malts at first, then turning to a light brown sugar taste with some hops hidden in there and a warming effect from the alochol.

m: full bodied, almost chewy with all the sticky sugar in there. good carbonation, burn on the back end.

o: very strong beer. not well blended, everything jumps out one at a time to let you know it's in there, but it's not a subtly transition.

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Terrapin Boom Shakalager from Terrapin Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.